Monthly Archives: March 2014

 WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

  I finally heard from my union rep on Wednesday, after leaving a nasty message on his answering service that morning. He told me to go ahead and file for unemployment, a little bit of advice I could have used … Continue reading

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I DO BELONG

  The last time I was fired from a job, some 19 years ago I spent the next six months, the whole time I was on unemployment sitting at home. I watched TV all day and built model airplanes. I … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR GOD (in all the wrong places)

  Last Tuesday night I went to an event called “Bughouse Spin,” at a place actually called the “Bughouse” in Bushwick. It’s basically people telling stories, “Spinning,” as denoted in the name of the event, and the theme for the … Continue reading

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THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL

   Not my photo. This morning when I opened my eyes the sight of the full moon perched just inches above the building next door greeted me, across the concrete and brick triangle that is our backyard. It was 6:40am. … Continue reading

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WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR OWN EXECUTION

Well, ok, it wasn’t an execution, just getting fired, but it sort of felt like that. I was summoned; I got a call Wednesday morning from some functionary at the union telling me to be at the management company’s headquarters … Continue reading

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SPIRIT IN THE SKY

  A few weeks ago, right after Maggie’s funeral and memorial in Hudson, my friend Bill asked me to write about it, but there were so many accounts in the newspapers and on line I felt that doing so would … Continue reading

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NO HAGGIS FOR ME, THANKS

  I’ve been thinking about what to write about today for the past couple of days. I always want to write something to think about, something that may be helpful to someone else in some way, like James Jones’ private … Continue reading

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